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Stephen Gordon vs Emanuel Berg
Hastings (2008/09), Hastings ENG, rd 6, Jan-02
Queen's Gambit Declined: Albin Countergambit. Normal Line (D08)  ·  0-1

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Jan-03-09
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  Stonehenge: 7.b5? can't be good.
Jan-03-09  areknames: How remarkable that a 2500+ player is torn apart like this in 15 moves by an unsound defense! Very odd indeed.
Jan-05-09  toastie: I usually play 5.g3. As I play the Catalan this fianchetto suits my style
Jan-05-09
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  Benzol: 15.♖a2 ♘d3+ 16.♔f1 ♘c1 is a very depressing prospect.
Jan-06-09  luzhin: Areknames, the Albin is not a defense: that's why it's called the Albin Countergambit! As to its being unsound-- you might find that Messrs Morozovich and Radjabov( not to mention Berg) beg to differ.
Jan-06-09  luzhin: And, Benzol, I think what Berg would have had in mind after 16.Ra2 was 16...Nf4 17.Qd1 Nxg2+ 18.Ke2 Qxc4+ 19.Kd2 Rd8 mate!
Jan-06-09  notyetagm: http://www.newinchess.com/games/SOS...

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SOS Game of the Month January

Stephen Gordon
Emanuel Berg

Hastings 2008/2009 (6)

Notes by Jeroen Bosch

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[SOS-2, Chapter 5, p.38] The modern popularity of the Albin Counter-Gambit can be attributed to the efforts of Alexander Morozevich. In 2004 he devised a development scheme of his own - starting with 5...Nge7 - to revitalize Albin's ancient Counter-Gambit. See SOS-2 for the details and updates in the SOS Files of Volumes 3 and 6. The most recent edition of the traditional Hastings tournament saw a lot of specatular chess. <<<Let us have a look at a 15 moves miniature win of grandmaster Emanuel Berg with the Albin, while we update our SOS theory in the process.>>>>

Jan-08-09  areknames: <luzhin: Areknames, the Albin is not a defense: that's why it's called the Albin Countergambit!> I know it is but point taken nonetheless, although I think the distinction is ony a matter of semantics.

<As to its being unsound-- you might find that Messrs Morozovich and Radjabov( not to mention Berg) beg to differ.> Exactly, these are much sronger players than myself. Instinctively and intuitively the Albin strikes me as an unsound opening, I need to have a closer look at it (and this game).

Aug-05-09
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  GrahamClayton: <luzhin>And, Benzol, I think what Berg would have had in mind after 16.Ra2 was 16...Nf4 17.Qd1 Nxg2+ 18.Ke2 Qxc4+ 19.Kd2 Rd8 mate!

Luzhin,
After 16.♖a2 ♘f4 17.♕c2, Berg would have played 17....♘ed3+ 18.♔f1 ♕e4, with the twin threats of 19...♕e1# & 19....♕g2#

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